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A Bird in the Blooms

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Male Purple Finch in a Black Locust Tree

Bath time!

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European Starling enjoying a bath in our front yard.

Wilson's Warbler

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Eat Your Greens!

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Eastern Phoebe taking a fat green insect to the youngsters in its nest.

Crazy Kids

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Red-winged Blackbird

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A handsome young fellow!

Female Common Yellowthroat

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She was all puffed up to stay warm in the rain.

Cedar Waxwing

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Black Swallowtail

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Eastern Towhee

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Barn Swallow

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A Mother's Love

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Chilly Hummer

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This poor girl doesn't look like she's enjoying the cold snap we're having.  With temps in the 30's and a freeze warning, she may have to resort to torpor tonight.  It seems to happen every year after they get here, but Mother Nature gave her the mechanisms she needs to cope and survive.

Pine Siskin

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A chilly wet morning with a few Pine Siskin still in the area.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

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He wanted to make sure I got his good side!

Orchard Oriole

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A male Orchard Oriole in the rain and quite far away, but clearly recognizable in this shot.

Brown Creeper

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Pink Lady's Slipper Orchid

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Osprey

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Columbine

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White-crowned Sparrow

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Showing off his beautiful white crown for me before he continues his migration journey north!

A Perfect Spring Day!

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A walk in the woods...

A lovely Doe

Great Crested Flycatcher

Canada Gosling eating wildflowers

Bleeding Hearts

The Waxing Gibbous Moon

Surprise!

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It was mostly cloudy all day long but a wonderful sunset appeared in our back yard at the very end of the day.  

Pine Siskin

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We've had quite a few Pine Siskin at the feeders over the last few days.  There appears to be a flock with at least 12 of them today.

Busy Goldfinch

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Actually this seems a bit odd.  Goldfinch don't usually build their nests until late June and into July around here.  This guy is wasting no time in getting it done now.

Magnolia Warbler

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Dogwood Trees in Bloom

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Bobolink

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This amazing songbird spends its winters in South America, well south of the equator.  It normally travels at least 6,000 miles one way during migration.  This guy may have come from as far away as Argentina!

Yellow Warblers

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak

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At least nine different Rose-breasted Grosbeaks were at the feeders in our yard today (five were male and four female).

Baltimore Oriole

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Happy Mother's Day!

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Northern Mockingbird

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The Earth is Our Mother

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We must take care of her...

Snapshots from Reynolda Gardens in Winston-Salem NC

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